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Richard Alfred Couture

Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
Death 19 Jun 2017 (aged 67)
Wickenburg, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 180851829 · View Source
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Richard Alfred Couture, 67, of Wickenburg, Ariz., passed away peacefully at his home with his wife by his side on June 19, 2017, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.He was born on Oct. 19,1949, in Waterville, the son of Kenneth Alfred Couture and Marie Rose Tardiff. Richard was educated in the Waterville school system. He enjoyed carpentry, was the owner of a car wash in Madison, Wisconsin, and was then employed for 30 years with Burlington Northern Railroad, in Sheridan, Wyoming. During his working years on the Burlington Northern Railroad, he was known as "the Man from Maine who could do any job that was handed to him." In 2010, he retired to Wickenburg with his wife.Richard was married to Sandra Jane Bucknam, of Oakland, on Nov. 18, 1988. They enjoyed traveling to Maine for several years for holidays and summer vacations to visit with family and friends. His greatest memories were hunting and fishing in the beautiful state of Wyoming in the Big Horn Mountains and other parts of the western states. He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing and camping with his wife and 5th wheeler in almost 50 states.Richard was a devoted husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. His life was taken too soon, and sadly he was not able to enjoy his retirement years or all the special occasions with family and friends.Those of you who knew this special man will remember him for his huge heart, loving ways, compassionate nature, determination, talented craftmanship and free spirit.Survivors include his wife Sandra, daughter-in-law Donna, and grandchildren Kelsey and Tanner; his father, Kenneth; brother Raymond and wife Pamela; brother Donald and wife Barbara; his sisters, Cathy Simpson, and Cheryl Rood and husband Duane, and their families; several special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and close friend Eddie Bureau and wife Donna and family.Richard was predeceased by his mother, Marie Rose Couture; grandparents; aunts and uncles of both paternal and maternal; stepson Kirk Grant; and very special friends Sammy Simones and wife Lyla. A celebration of Richard's life will be held at Corpus Christi Parish, at 116 Silver St., Waterville, on July 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. A luncheon will be held immediately following the service at the church hall. Graveside services will be held at a later date.Richard loved all animals and especially his beloved dogs Biscuit and Rusty. Contributions may be made in Richard's name to the animal shelter of your choice

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